No More Wrinkles
BOTOX Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults.
How Does It Work?
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. We will inject these muscles with BOTOX Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity.*
The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes. Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX Cosmetic feels like a pinch. We may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, we may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines results between your brows within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
The BOTOX Cosmetic treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave our office.*
BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. BOTOX Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic providers know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
BOTOX Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX Cosmetic a part of their normal routine in life.
* Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
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